exerpted from the Cody Volume 38, No.1 June, 2005

Jim Cody, Hi Cody and Kit Cody (left) chat while awaiting a trolley. Lee Norwood (above) chats with Al and Bertha Cody at the opening reception. Hi and Al were both recognized during the Reunion banquet for their many years of devoted service to the ICFA.
Family members from across the country came to San Diego in October for the 2004 International Cody Family Association Reunion.
The event was well-attended and successful because of the many California family members who spent a great deal of time over the past several years making arrangements.
With headquarters at the Courtyard by Marriott in the Old Town area the Reunion included many exciting sightseeing activities as well as just visiting with old friends and conducting the business of the association.
The Reunion was kicked off on Thursday, October 7 with a reception followed by a nohost dinner at a local Mexican restaurant.
The next day family members boarded special trolleys to get a good view of San Diego’s many attractions stopping at the Seaport area and going onto Coronado. That evening there was a family dinner at which Juti Winchester. curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum, was the speaker.
Saturday was another busy day with many family members going on a safari at the Wild Animal Park north of the city. The evening activity was a dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of San Diego.
Juti Winchester

Suzanna Cody works
with California family
members to set up the
Reunion picnic.
A picnic on the grounds of Heritage Park, near Old Town, was the featured event on Sunday. It included an informal church service in which several family members took part. Picnickers were serenaded by a mariachi band.
A family business meeting was held following the picnic. Details of that session are included elsewhere in
this newsletter.
Much credit for the success of the San Diego event goes to vice president Suzanna Cody and the hardworking group of area family members she got together to organize the event.
Association treasurer Ron Hills reports that, thanks to donations, the San Diego Reunion broke even financially.

My compliments and thanks
to the many family members in California who spent many hours making sure that the 2004 Reunion in San Diego in October was such a success. At the risk of missing someone, I would like to thank Suzanna Cody, Ron Hills. Hal and Dianne Brewer, Thomas Cody Geary, Beatrice Geary Brown, Jim Cody, Lee Norwood and Janet Owens who served on the planning committee as well as all those who helped with the activities. We all spent many fun-filled hours meeting new family
members and catching up on the lives of those we hadn’t seen for some time. All this and the beautiful San Diego attractions.
Those planning the 2006 Reunion in Cody. WY, wiIl have a high mark to shoot for but we'll do our best to continue the tradition of outstanding events. As you will read in the minutes of the Executive Committee, that reunion will be scheduled around July 4th rather than in the fall as was the one in California because this is a time packed with fun activi- ties. Information on this event will be posted as soon as we have them on the Cody Family website and in the Review.
As you also will notice from the meeting minutes. the association is very much in need of the financial support of its present members and the broadening of the membership in this great association. I hope you will help in this project.

Several items of association business were discussed during the meeting of the ICFA Executive Council during a meeting at the 2004 Reunion in San Diego, October 9. They included:
• All the present officers agreed to serve for another two years.
• A suggestion was made about moving the next reunion in Cody, WY, from 2006 to 2007 to coincide with the opening of the new museum dedicated to Buffalo Bill at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The change was not approved. The Council did approve a motion that the 2006 Reunion in Cody be held during the Fourth of July period because of the many activities during that time of year. The 2008 Reunion will be held in Ohio; North Platte, NE, or Toronto ON, Canada were mentioned as possible venues for the 2010 Reunion.
• Terry Cody announced the association’s web site is up and running at www.cody-family.org. He said that he and Richard Grosenbaugh, Review editor, would manage the site. Terry also announced that the Review would be continued in its present six-page format due to rising printing and mailing costs. To help cover those costs, the council voted to increase member dues to $30 a year.
• Efforts will be made to increase the number of families who pay their dues annually. A system will be set up on the web site that
allows payment of dues. Dues for Canadian family members will be published in the Review according to the exchange rates at the time of publication. Dues payments may now be made in U.S. or Canadian dollars. Starting in 2005 ICFA membership cards will be sent to those who pay dues.
• A suggestion was made that the Review only be sent to dues-paying members. Terry Cody said, however, that the primary method for keeping family records updated is through the Review and that limiting distribution would mean losing contact with some family members.
• It was reported that work is continuing on updating and printing of the Cody genealogy. Hard copies were originally sold for $ l00 + $8 shipping and handling but the price may have to be increased depending on print costs. The family sells the genealogy as a service and does not profit from its sale.
• Suzanna Cody has been working on charitable non-profit status for the ICFA. One option is to explore a formal, mutually beneficial realignment with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The officers agreed to meet in Cody WY in late August to meet with the BBHC to conclude any agreement. In the meantime, president Kit Cody and vice presi- dent Suzanna will take the lead in discussion with BBHC to prepare the way for the August meeting.

WEBSITE BY: allancody@rcn.com JULY, 2006